Moving out of your parent’s house can be one of the most frightening experiences of your life. All of a sudden you will be faced with a ton of new responsibilities and situations that you will have to face without having the comfort of your parents right next to you to guide you. There are some important things that you need to know before you move out of your home in order to get your own place, a transition to college, or move to a new city for work.
One of the most important things is knowing how to do your own laundry. And, although at first, the laundry machine can appear to be an extremely intimidating appliance, it is quite simple to use. Invest in a hamper to collect all of your dirty clothes. When the hamper is full, throw all of your clothes into the washing machine and add the correct amount of detergent. If the thought of adding laundry detergent frightens you, maybe invest in some of the pre-packaged detergent pods. Then, just close the lid, preset your preferences, and hit the start button Once your machine buzzes, you know to transfer it to the dryer. There, it’s simple.
Another important thing to know how to do is the dishes. Whether you have a dishwasher or wash your dishes by hand, it is extremely important to know how to clean your pots, pans, dishes, and cutting boards. With a dishwasher, just pre-rinse your dishes in the sink, stick them in the dishwasher, fill whatever capsule is required with either soap or a pod, press start, and your dishes are practically cleaned for you. If you need to hand wash your dishes, make sure to invest in some nice drying towels, a few scrubbing sponges, and plenty of dish soap.
Lastly, it is important to at least know how to make a few food items. Whether it is ready to make mac and cheese, cereal and milk, or spaghetti, make sure that you can confidently sustain yourself with nutritious food. If you only know how to make mac and cheese, maybe buy a freezer bag of broccoli, heat that up, and mix it in with your pasta. If you’re eating cereal, maybe choose a healthy almond milk option over who fat, dairy milk. Learning to make nutritious alterations to easy to prepare food can save you time, money, and your health.